Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, University of Calgary

Dr. Kaplan is an Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Dr. Kaplan is a gastroenterologist and epidemiologist who has devoted his clinical and research career to study the burden of gastrointestinal diseases. He is a clinician-scientist and holds the Embedded Clinician Research Chair from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is the Scientific Director of the Digestive Health Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, University of Calgary

Education

  • 2006 
    Harvard School of Public Health, Masters of Public Health
  • 2005 
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Certification (Gastroenterology)
  • 2004 
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Licensure (Internal Medicine)
  • 2000 
    University of Calgary, Doctor of Medicine

Publications

  • 2017
    JAMA, Effect of Oral Capsule– vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial
  • 2017
    Annals of Surgery, The Global Incidence of Appendicitis: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Studies.
  • 2017
    The Lancet, The Worldwide Incidence and Prevalence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the 21st Century: A Systematic Review of Population-Based Studies
  • 2016
    Gastroenterology, Understanding and Preventing the Global Increase of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • 2016
    The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Globalization of IBD: Perspectives from the Evolution of IBD in the United Kingdom and China.
  • 2015
    Nature Reviews: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Global Burden of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: From 2015 to 2025
  • 2012
    Gastroenterology, Increasing Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Time and Among Regions, Based on Systematic Review

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Innovating Healthcare Delivery for Sustainable Management of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    Role:
    Principal Applicant
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2016
    Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award (Chair)
    Role:
    Principal Applicant
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • 2016
    Inflammation, Microbiome, and Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal and Neuropsychiatric Effects: the IMAGINE-SPOR chronic disease network
    Role:
    Co-Applicant
    Funding Source:
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Professional Memberships

  • O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
  • Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
  • Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Honours

Healio Gastroenterology 200, Killam Emerging Research Leader, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Young Investigator